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Putting the Brakes on Fast Thinking with the MBTI®

March 23, 2021
Putting the Brakes on Fast Thinking with the MBTI®
After reading Daniel Kahneman’s latest book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, I saw how clearly his work regarding fast thinking and slow thinking aligns with personality typing based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®).  As a dietitian and practitioner of the MBTI®, I’ve always wanted...

Intuitive versus Instinctive

September 1, 2020
Intuitive versus Instinctive
What do these words have in common?  The definition of “Intuitive” is what one feels to be true, without the need for conscious reasoning.  On the other hand, being “Instinctive” is doing something automatically. What these have in common is the concept that no thought is necessary....

Lessons Learned From a Mayonnaise Jar

April 7, 2020
Lessons Learned From a Mayonnaise Jar
You may have seen this story before, but I thought during these stressful times, it’s worth reading it again.  I’m sorry I can’t give attribution as it was sent to me by a friend. When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember...

Is Obesity Contagious?

April 1, 2020
Is Obesity Contagious?
I’ve been watching the television series, “Networld”, hosted by Niall Ferguson.  If you haven’t seen it, check out whether you can view it on-demand.  It was on PBS.  Ferguson points out that such companies as Facebook and Google have been so successful because of social networking.  For...

What to Eat…and Why

March 18, 2020
What to Eat…and Why
I was reading the book, “How to Eat”, by Thich Nhat Hanh (I do recommend it for anyone who needs to learn to enjoy what they eat instead of fearing it), and he asked two boys why they eat breakfast.  The first boy replied, “To get energy for the day.”  The other said, “The purpose of eating...

The New Year’s Resolution of All Resolutions

December 27, 2019
The New Year’s Resolution of All Resolutions
Just as many will raise a glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve and toast to a good year had and hope for a good following year, many are also making New Year’s resolutions.  The problem with resolutions is they’re like what Mary Poppins said in the movie of the same name — “They’re...

Do Type A People Have More Complicated Lives?

October 16, 2019
Do Type A People Have More Complicated Lives?
Are You Type A or Type B? We all know someone who is a Type A personality.  We typically think of them as fast-paced, competitive, very self-critical, quick to make decisions.  In their mind, whatever they’re working on should have been done yesterday.  They hate delays. A Type B personality...

Tripping Over the Truth — Why Diets Fail You

March 21, 2018
Tripping Over the Truth — Why Diets Fail You
I’m reading a great book by Chip and Dan Heath called “The Power of Moments”. They dive into the subject of making life more meaningful by increasing the number of memorable moments we have in life.  When you think back on the years you’ve lived, how many memorable moments were there?  The...

Shame on You, Food Network Star

June 16, 2017
Shame on You, Food Network Star
Your first episode of the 2017 season of Food Network Star aired recently, showcasing thirteen lucky contestants vying to become the next Food Network Star.  It’s a coveted win because with it, the contestant ends up with his or her own cooking show. From the onset of the program, hosts Bobby...

Sleep is Like a Computer Reboot

March 6, 2017
Sleep is Like a Computer Reboot
In the February 2017 issue of Time magazine, there was an article called “The Sleep Cure” by Alice Park.  With my having insomnia, I knew this was an article I had to read.  Was there something in it suggesting ways to easily fall asleep without any sleep aids?  Would her article corroborate...